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England call up uncapped Burns to Test squad for Sri Lanka tour

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England will play three Tests against Sri Lanka in November. (AP pic)

LONDON: England named uncapped Surrey opener Rory Burns on Friday in a 16-man squad for three November Tests in Sri Lanka, the first tour since the retirement of Alastair Cook.

Burns led Surrey to the County Championship this season, and the 28-year-old has been the leading run-scorer in the top flight with 1,319 championship runs at an average of more than 69.

Kent batsman Joe Denly and Warwickshire fast bowler Olly Stone also earned their first test call-ups.

Denly has nine ODI caps but has not been in the England team since 2010.

Cook, England’s most-capped test player with 161, retired internationally this month with an emotional century against India….

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